Taught course

Master of Music

University of Cambridge · Faculty of Music

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree or its international equivalent. Applications are usually considered in gathered fields in line with each funding round. Decisions are usually made in time to meet the funding nomination deadlines in early December (Gates USA) or mid-late February (all other funding competitions). Applications received after the last funding deadline are considered on a rolling basis, providing that places are still available.

Months of entry


Course content


The aim of the course is to train musicians in the art of choral conducting; to instruct them in diverse aspects of the history and practice of choral music; to provide the technical skills required to work with historic repertoires and, for organists, to develop organ playing skills as both soloist and accompanist; to facilitate research into and performance of new or little-known choral repertoire; and to give students the experience of observing and working with the collegiate Chapel choirs.

Fees and funding

Fee Home: GBP9828, EU: GBP9828, Overseas: GBP21753

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months



2 essays (compulsory) - 3,500 words each

1 extended essay (optional) - 7,000 words


editing project (optional) - typically the equivalent of a Renaissance mass, plus commentary and editorial notes of 1,000 words

Practical Assessment

1 choral conducting exam (compulsory) - 30 minutes

1 choral project, including recital (compulsory) - 25 minutes

1 keyboard exam; continuo or recital (optional) - 30 minutes

Course contact details

+44 1223 337733